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College of Reviewers 2022

The BERA College of Reviewers is a group comprised of high quality academic reviewers including practitioners and policy makers who draw on research evidence. Members are drawn from a range of organisations and career experiences. The College works closely with BERA’s Engagement Committee who oversee most of our award schemes and ensure criteria fit with BERA’s strategic priorities.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of four more members to the college. Thank you to all who applied, and congratulations to this years cohort.

2022 Appointees

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Nicoleta Gaciu, Dr

Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University

Nicoleta is an active researcher and she has considerable experience in research methods, theoretical Physics, numerical simulations and tutoring various disciplines (Education, Physics, Mathematics, Computing, and Statistics) in universities...

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Karen Blackmore, Dr

Principal Lecturer at University of Worcester

Originally a bio-pharmaceutical scientist, Karen has taught in a range of schools and university academic departments for over 20 years. Her present position is Principal Lecturer in Science Education at the University of Worcester, where...

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Justin Dillon, Professor

Professor of science & environmental education at University College London

Justin is professor of science and environmental education at University College London (UCL), UK. His research focuses on learning and engagement in and out of schools. After studying for a degree in chemistry, Justin trained as a teacher and...

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Melissa Jogie, Dr

Senior Lecturer in Education Practice at University of Roehampton

Melissa is an Early Career Researcher in Education at the University of Roehampton, leading on an institution-wide initiative to develop a research and knowledge exchange culture and citizenship across staff and postgraduate students. In 2021 she...